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Okorocha says agitation comes up when people are not happy

…advises Air Force to create Department for ‘Happiness and Purpose Fulfillment’
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has said that agitation comes up when people are not happy. He therefore, advised the Air Force to create a Department for Happiness and Purpose Fulfillment.
Okorocha was speaking during a visit by air force personnel, led by the Air Officer Commanding Ground Training Command, Sampson Akpasa, in Owerri.
According to the Governor, 89 per cent of Nigerians are unhappy ‘in the real sense of the word happiness’.
“Only four per cent of Nigerians could really be happy to some extent, while seven per cent might claim to be happy.”
He added that the vital aspect of human existence, which is happiness, must be addressed.
“Agitations, insurgence, hate-speeches and the likes, come up when people are unhappy”, said the governor.
“I thank you for your efforts in bringing Regiment 211 to Imo State. In appreciation, we have donated a 200-bed hospital to the force. This morning I spoke to the Chief of Air Force, about our intention to also donate the school to train electricians and artisans; you are doing a wonderful job.”
Okorocha urged the air force officials to find the root cause of agitation in the country while fighting insurgency.
“Agitation comes up when people are not happy, and the whole essence of life is to be happy. For this reason, I will advise that the Air Force too, just like I did recently, which most people didn’t understand, should create a department for Happiness and Purpose Fulfillment.
“This will help to address the need of even junior officers, who may have some forms of dissatisfaction in the discharge of their duties. Sometimes, you may think they are happy when they are not, and this sabotages the efforts of the Federal Government,” Okorocha said.
He said mentorship is another aspect which can help people achieve their purpose in life.
“If people are happy, there will be less agitation. The amount of money we spend on aircraft and in the purchase of arms would have reduced by 50 per cent. This could also end issues of restructuring, Niger Delta and all other forms of agitations”, he said.
Earlier, Air Officer Commanding Ground Training Command, Sampson Akpasa said they came on a familiarisation tour of the constituent security outfits established on July 3. He added that Enugu was carved out of other commands due to clumsy administration, and that their new training ground has helped handle insurgency in the North-east.
Sampson identified collaboration and synergy as key in all security challenges. He craved for more cooperation in Imo and other South-east states, saying the command needs every form of support to blossom into maturity and global excellence.

Okorocha swears in 27 TC Chairmen, 28 Commissioners

Imo state governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has sworn-in 28 Commissioners, 27 Transition Committee Chairmen and others.
At the ceremony, Okorocha told the Transition Committee chairmen that they have only “maximum of six months to stay in office, after which an election will be conducted to give way for elected chairmen.”

He also said that by January the Imo State Council of Traditional Rulers will have their election to elect a new executive. He added that some of the ministries have been moved out of Owerri to villages, such as Ministry of Agriculture to Ngor Okpala local government area, while the Ministry of Tourism to be taken to Oguta local government area.

According to the governor, “You are the privileged group that has the opportunity to make names for yourselves, and put your signatures in the sands of time. I want to remind all of you that this appointment is not business as usual. “We shall not tolerate any sharp practice or corruption of any type. Neither shall we accept indolence or laziness. You have been called to duty to help us achieve our vision in the Rescue Mission Project.”
Okorocha also announced the new ministry created by his government, with Hon Mrs. Ogechi Ololo, to head Ministry of Happiness and Purpose Fulfillment.

The commissioners sworn in and their portfolios are: Prof. Nnamdi Obiaraeri (Information); Lady Ugochi Nnana-Okoro (Agric and Food Security); Gertrude Oduka (Primary and Secondary Education); Dr. Jones Uzoka (Niger Delta Affairs); Uchendu Mark (Public Utilities); and Gerald Okolie (Rural Development).

Others are Dr. Cyril Okafor (Tourism); Emmanuel Ojinere (Trade and Investment); Chief Lasbery Anyanwu (Transport); Onwueyiagwu Valentine (Youth Development); Mrs. Ngozi Njoku (Gender and Social Development); Chief Josephine Udoji (Works); Achilike Nwawuike (Internal Resources and Pension Matters); Prof. Emenalo Chizoba (Tertiary Education); Nwamerenini Chukwuka (Labour); and Dr. Iyke Njoku (Planning, Budget and Statistics).

The Transition Committee Chairmen sworn in include Okechukwu Onyechere(Ideato South); Sir Anyehe Okeneme (Ikeduru); Julius Onyeneho (Isiala Mbano); Akas Paschal, (Isu); Steve Odoemena (Mbaitoli); Eke Chidi (Ngor Okpala); Aloysius Onwuegbuchulam (Njaba); and Paschal Onwukaike (Nkwerre).

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